Withering Desert

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Withering Desert 灼熱砂漠
Scorching Desert
Withering Desert RTDX.png
Description: The sun bears down ruthlessly on the burning-hot sand. Desert-dwelling Pokémon thrive in this area.
Predominant type: Ground
Capacity: 7RB
Method to obtain: Buy for 8,500 Poké
Friend Area

Withering DesertRTDX or Furnace DesertRB (Japanese: 灼熱砂漠 Scorching Desert) is a Friend Area in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and a rescue team camp in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX in the Desert area. In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, it has a capacity of 7 Pokémon.

It can be purchased from the Wigglytuff Club for 8,500 Poké after defeating Rayquaza. Upon buying it, the player gains access to the Desert Region.


Withering Desert is a desert area, with a pool of quicksand in the center and sand "waterfalls" on each side. It is bordered by wind sculpted rocks.


Generation III

Pokémon Location
Sandshrew Sandshrew Magma Cavern (B1F-B6F)
Buried Relic (B35F-B59F)
Desert Region (1F-6F)
Joyous Tower (68F-73F)
Sandslash Sandslash Evolve Sandshrew
Trapinch Trapinch Silent Chasm (B6F-B9F)
Wish Cave (B21F-B28F)
Desert Region (1F-11F)
Joyous Tower (21F-24F)
Vibrava Vibrava Evolve Trapinch
Southern Cavern (B12F-B20F)
Wyvern Hill (10F-16F)
Flygon Flygon Evolve Vibrava
Cacnea Cacnea Mt. Thunder (1F-4F)
Joyous Tower (33F-35F)
Oddity Cave (B1F-B4F)
Cacturne Cacturne Evolve Cacnea

Generation VIII

Pokémon Location
Sandshrew Sandshrew Tiny Woods (Fainted Pokémon)
Magma Cavern (1F-6F)
Buried Relic (50F-51F, 75F-80F)
Desert Region (1F-6F)
Joyous Tower (74F-78F)
Sandslash Sandslash Magma Cavern (20F-23F)
Mt. Faraway (Fainted Pokémon)
Desert Region (15F-19F)
Joyous Tower (79F-87F)
Trapinch Trapinch Mt. Steel (Fainted Pokémon)
Silent Chasm (8F-9F)
Pitfall Valley (Fainted Pokémon)
Wish Cave (24F-29F)
Desert Region (1F-11F)
Joyous Tower (26F-28F)
Purity Forest (24F-28F)
Oddity Cave (Fainted Pokémon)
Vibrava Vibrava Southern Cavern (31F-39F)
Wyvern Hill (10F-16F)
Darknight Relic (Fainted Pokémon)
Flygon Flygon Sky Tower (25F-31F)
Stormy Sea (Fainted Pokémon)
Silver Trench (Fainted Pokémon)
Wish Cave (94F-96F)
Southern Cavern (12F-20F)
Wyvern Hill (21F-24F)
Joyous Tower (94F-97F)
Purity Forest (92F-99F)
Cacnea Cacnea Silent Chasm (Fainted Pokémon)
Mt. Thunder (1F-5F)
Joyous Tower (35F-38F)
Far-Off Sea (Fainted Pokémon)
Purity Forest (37F-39F)
Cacturne Cacturne Great Canyon (4F-9F)
Lightning Field (10F-16F)
Pitfall Valley (Mystery House)
Darknight Relic (Mystery House)
Purity Forest (40F-45F)



  • All of the Pokémon that reside in Withering Desert are found on Route 111 in Hoenn or evolve from Pokémon found there.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Désert Fournaise
Germany Flag.png German Treibsandwüste
Italy Flag.png Italian Deserto Fornace
South Korea Flag.png Korean 이글이글 사막
Spain Flag.png Spanish Desierto AbrasadorRTDX
Desierto HornoRB

Rescue team camps
Badlands Eastern Ponds Relics Beach Volcano River Northern Sea
Thunder Crag
Ravaged Field
Magnetic Quarry
Tadpole Pond Aged Chamber A–N
Aged Chamber O–?
Ancient Relic
Shallow Beach
Ice Floe Beach
Scorched Plains
Volcanic Pit
Rub-a-Dub River Bountiful Sea
Serene Sea
Deepsea Current
Pond Western Isles Desert Mountain Range Jungle Northern Lakes Eastern Lakes
Turtleshell Pond Final Island Withering Desert Mt. Green
Mt. Cleft
Mt. Moonview
Rainbow Peak
Mt. Discipline
Darkness Ridge
Jungle Mystic Lake Waterfall Lake
Sky Northern Isles Cave Southwest Isles Western Forest Marsh Ruins
Stratos Lookout Legendary Island Echo Cave
Cryptic Cave
Dragon Cave
Boulder Cave
Enclosed Island Mushroom Forest
Healing Forest
Evolution Forest
Secretive Forest
Gourd Swamp
Poison Swamp
Decrepit Lab
Power Plant
Eastern Forest Southern Sea Southern Isles South Plains Plains Glacier
Stump Forest
Flyaway Forest
Overgrown Forest
Vibrant Forest
Treasure Sea
Deepsea Floor
Seafloor Cave
Southern Island Wild Plains
Beau Plains
Sky-Blue Plains
Sacred Field
Frigid Cavern
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